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Francis addresses 27 leaders on eve of Treaty of Rome anniversary

During his general audience, Pope Francis urged pilgrims to welcome refugees

The new population bomb


European countries are desperately trying to raise their fertility rates. But nothing seems to be working

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he speaks in Istanbul

The rise of feeling in Turkey against other Europeans will not help the Turkish Christian minority in any way

The UN has said almost one million children are in need on assistance

Francis made the comments during a trip to the Roma Tre university

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Secularism, the new ancien régime

Espousing Catholicism used to be fatal to a French politician’s chances. The arrival of François Fillon shows how much the nation has changed

Saimir Strati hopes his artwork will highlight the suffering of refugees

Enda Kenny tweets confirmation that the Pope will visit Ireland for the World Meeting of Families